Michelle Li of Canada is the top seed in Macau ©Getty Images

Canada's Michelle Li will start as women's top seed at the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Macau Open, which begins tomorrow.

The BWF Super 300 World Tour event will take place until Sunday (November 4) at the Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion Macau.

Li, a triple Pan American Games gold medallist and the Commonwealth Games champion at Glasgow 2014, will open her account in the first round against Chinese Taipei's Sung Shuo-yun.

Japan's Minatsu Mitani, a World Championship bronze medallist in Copenhagen in 2014, is the second seed and will open against India's Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka.

China's defending champion Cai Yanyan is not in the draw.

Ng Ka Long will start as the men's top seed ©Getty Images
Ng Ka Long will start as the men's top seed ©Getty Images

In the men's tournament, Hong Kong's Ng Ka Long starts as the top seed and will open up against a yet to be determined qualifier.

Another Hong Kong player in Wong Wing Ki is seeded second and will play Japan's Koki Watanabe first.

As with the women's draw, the defending champion will not be present.

Japan's Kento Momota won in Macau in 2017 as he made his comeback from a year's suspension for illegal gambling.

He has since added the World Championship crown.